On Tue, 06 Feb 2007 23:19:31 +0000, MatthewK wrote:
How do I mix and apply the Satanite?
Mix the Satanite to a thick paste...just keep adding water slowly until
you get a pasty consistency that you can paint on with a
paintbrush....roughly the consistency of sour cream. Spray the ceramic
fiber insulation down using water with a hand sprayer to wet it lightly.
Next, apply the Satanite to the wool using a paintbrush, covering all
exposed wool surfaces. To cure it, you want to dry it slowly. First, let
the forge sit for a few hours minimum to air dry a little, then fire up
the forge just briefly and shut it down. Do this several times, allowing
it to cool down in between and increasing the on-time with each subsequent
cycle. You'll see water vapor evaporating the first few times you do
this. Finally, fire it up and bring it up to full temp to fully cure it.
You will probably want to apply at least two coats of Satanite in this
manner...it's a little time consuming (do it over a couple of day period)
but makes for a more robust coating. a 1/4" layer is a good thickness to
shoot for. If you are going to apply ITC-100 over top of the Satanite, be
sure to fully cure the Satanite first.